Discovering France's forgotten monuments

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Discovering France's forgotten monuments

A chateau peeping out from behind a hill, a chapel with a turbulent history, mysterious Neolithic remains… incredible surprises await you in every corner of France.

Discovering France's forgotten monuments

South of Montpellier, a major vestige of the Gallic era attracts the curious. On the oppidum of Ensérune, an entire ancient conurbation comes back to life before your eyes.

Set off for a memorable stay around Montpellier

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Discovering France's forgotten monuments

Between two back streets in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, north-west of Marseille, the amazing Hotel de Sade transports you back to ancient times. From The Age of Antiquity to World War II, this monument has seen it all.

Discover our guide to Marseille

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Discovering France's forgotten monuments

The writer Chateaubriand considered the chapelle Expiatoire to be “the most remarkable monument in Paris”. In this little-known building, the marble statues and gilded arches pay homage to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Set off to discover all the treasures of Paris

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Discovering France's forgotten monuments

The 233 steps of the Pey-Berland Tower in Bordeaux hold no fear for you. This amazing freestanding Gothic tower is in fact the bell tower of Saint-André Cathedral. A magical view of the city awaits you.

Explore the wonders of Bordeaux

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Discovering France's forgotten monuments

Neither a real fortified castle nor a modern citadel, the fortress of Salses near Perpignan is intriguing. You will be fascinated by this 15th-century castle with its unique architecture.

Visit the amazing region of Perpignan

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Discovering France's forgotten monuments

Around a turn in a gravel path, the outline of a chateau appears. Welcome to Voltaire's residence in Ferney, in the heart of the countryside, east of Lyon. Good news: the monument has just been restored.

Visit the hidden monuments of Lyon